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Maya Goetz, Ph.D.
She graduated from the Pädagogische
Hochschule in Kiel, Germany, with the first state examination in education
for elementary schools and the upper division of elementary schools
as well as with a Master of Arts degree in education. Subsequently she
acquired a Ph.D. degree at the University Kassel, Germany in 1998. Theme
of her thesis was "Television in everyday life of girls: facets
of media appropriation in female adolescence".
Her main field of work is research in the area of "children/youth
and television". In addition to that she works and publishes in
the field of gender-specific reception research. Empirical studies among
others on:"The concept of girls in children's television"
(1999), "Teletubbies in children's everyday life" (1999),
"The significance of Daily Soaps for children and young people"
(2000/2001), "Children's fantasy and television" (2001/2002),
"What are children laughing about on television?" (2002/2003; 2005),
"Learning with television" (2002/2003), "Children watching
war" (2003) and "Journalism with young people for young people"
(from 2003 onwards), "The significance of TV-characters for a cultural Identity“ (from 2004 onwards), "Television for TV beginners“ (2006), "What makes a TV character the favourite character “ (from 2004 onwards), Children’s Television Worldwide: Gender Representation (2007 -2008). "From Top Model over Hannah Montana to Avatar – Modern heroes and heroines" (2009-2010), Documentaries, Casting shows and Scripted Reality through children’s and young people’ eyes (2011-2012).